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Former Postal carrier charged with delaying delivery of mail

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Keauntee Redfern, 37, of Cleveland, and a former U.S. Mail Postal Carrier, with delaying U.S. Mail, that was entrusted to him for delivery to citizens of Northeast Ohio, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. 

The indictment alleges that Redfearn, a Postal Service Employee with the Cleveland Heights Branch Post Office in unlawfully detained and delayed first-class letters and other mail matter entrusted to him for intended delivery.

Assistant United States Attorney Karrie D. Howard is prosecuting the case, following an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service -- Office of Inspector General.

If convicted, the Court will determine the defendant’s sentence after a review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum.  In most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated February 4, 2016